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jinsk90
09-18-2016, 07:02 AM
For sale a Vintage 1950/1960 Martin Tenor 14 Fret Ukulele, also known as the OG IZ Tenor.

This one is in great condition for being made in 1950. No signs of repair. No signs of any cracks. The bottom does show some telegraphing (braces showing) which is common on vintage Martin Ukulele's.

Also comes with the original case and TAGS!!!

I kept this more as a piece of art than an instrument, so it might need a setup. I did play it today and yes it has that vintage sound you can no replicate.

This one is hard to let go, since it is a piece of history that actually sounds amazing, but I'm selling the ones I'm not playing.9435694357943589435994360

As the tags show, you could have got this for $10 back in the days, but I'm asking for 1,400, which is the price I purchased +50 shipping for a total $1,450 shipped CONUS.

Thanks!

jinsk90
09-18-2016, 07:03 AM
some more photos9436494365943669436794368

jinsk90
09-18-2016, 07:04 AM
if you are on your vintage kick.. this it!!!9436994370

sam13
09-18-2016, 09:05 AM
What do you mean telegraphing? I looked and couldn't see what you were referring to.

jinsk90
09-18-2016, 09:08 AM
if you touch the Uke you can feel the braces. You can't really see it in the photo.

WhenDogsSing
09-18-2016, 09:11 AM
What is that between the 1st and 2nd frets?

jinsk90
09-18-2016, 09:34 AM
I dont really know what it is, might have been lint. Here is another photograph.

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pahu
09-18-2016, 02:32 PM
I dont really know what it is, might have been lint. Here is another photograph.

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The slot for the 2nd string(from bottom) seems larger than it needs to be. Can you explain, please?

jinsk90
09-18-2016, 03:16 PM
I dont know, really

bearbike137
09-19-2016, 09:21 AM
Nice uke. I am under the impression, however, that Martin did not start making 14 fret ukes until the early 60's...?

jinsk90
09-19-2016, 10:14 AM
Nice uke. I am under the impression, however, that Martin did not start making 14 fret ukes until the early 60's...?

you know what, I think you are right. I read 1950/1960, but I believe it is 1960.

jinsk90
09-19-2016, 08:42 PM
Sold!!
Closing thread